Each day people encounter multiple scenarios that could result in injury. Careless motorists cause accidents, negligent property owners do not fix things, and medical professionals make mistakes. Fortunately, not every situation results in severe or fatal injuries. However, when victims of negligence sustain severe injuries because of another’s careless choices, they suffer emotional and financial distress on top of the physical pain.
Severe injuries are costly, sometimes resulting in bankruptcy, foreclosure, vehicle repossession, and more when victims cannot work as medical bills pile up. Personal injuries that happen because of negligence are entirely preventable. You do not deserve to suffer because of someone else’s carelessness!
An experienced Garland personal injury lawyer can advocate for you to recover damages related to your injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we help injured victims recover maximum compensation after sustaining injuries due to intentional harm and negligence.
We are a national law firm based in Houston with multiple offices around the country. In most states, we also work with affiliate law firms that share our focus and dedication to excellence. No matter where you are located, we may be able to help you, so call or contact us now. We are open, for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-898-4877, or you may contact us now by clicking here to submit your case for review and let our compassionate and knowledgeable team evaluate your claim and advise you on the next steps.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers Gets Results
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, has a comprehensive team of intake specialists, legal professionals, and personal injury lawyers committed to helping clients seek compensation for losses related to their injuries.
We prioritize client service, advocacy, and professional excellence and our results show it. Our dedication has led to tens of millions of dollars in damages from settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We serve injured victims throughout the nation, but we began in Texas.
Our skilled Garland personal injury attorneys review each client’s case to determine the viability of their case, investigate the facts of the case to support a claim, and negotiate with insurance representatives to fight for every penny possible.
We cannot guarantee a particular financial outcome for your injury claim. Still, we have the experience and resources to advocate for you and help you seek justice after falling victim to negligence or intentional harm.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers Helps in Various Types of Claims
Personal injury claims arise from a wide variety of situations. We have the resources and experience to help clients with most personal injury claims. However, some types of accidents and injuries happen more often than others. Here is a description of common types of personal injury claims we handle at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers:
As part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area, Garland has heavy traffic, making car accidents more likely. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) estimates about 30,000 traffic accidents each year throughout Dallas and close to 2,500 in Garland.
Many Garland residents commute to and from Dallas or Ft. Worth for work, but the area also gets its share of visitors to nearby Lake Ray Hubbard. Unfortunately, reckless and negligent motorists who do not focus on safety put others on the road at risk for severe and fatal accidents.
The Garland personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, hold irresponsible drivers accountable for their choices behind the wheel. You should never face the emotional, physical, and financial consequences of a car accident when you did not cause it.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Each year, more than 125 drunk driving accidents occur in Garland, not including the 1,500 or more throughout Dallas County. Drunk driving accidents are 100 percent preventable. Yet, they occur regularly. Drivers know the risks of getting behind the wheel; educators and parents begin talking about the consequences of drunk driving long before young drivers get their learner’s permit.
Alcohol impairment prevents drivers from reacting appropriately to the information around them to operate their vehicle safely. Drunk drivers struggle with time and distance and are more likely to lose control of their vehicle, swerve into oncoming lanes of traffic, run stoplights, and cause dangerous and fatal crashes. If you have suffered injuries in a Garland drunk driving accident, the law entitles you to take action against the drunk driver.
Not only do you seek justice for your injuries, but you help prevent the driver from harming others in the future. Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, help drunk driving accident victims fight for maximum compensation for their injuries.
TxDot estimates between 40,000 and 50,000 truck crashes occur on Texas roads and highways each year. Truck crashes are the most dangerous and most likely to kill their victims. Trucks are heavy and large, creating a devastating impact when an accident occurs. The extra mass, especially when moving, creates more damage to property, more severe injuries, and a higher likelihood of fatality.
Truckers have the protection of their big rigs, but others seldom walk away from a truck accident. Negligent truckers and trucking companies contribute to 18-wheeler and other types of truck crashes.
The experienced Garland personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss hold truckers and trucking companies accountable for injuries when their poor driving, hiring, or training practices lead to injury or death.
Garland’s warm climate makes riding a motorcycle a popular pastime and mode of transportation for bike enthusiasts. Whether commuting to work or going for a pleasure ride, motorcyclists risk accidents and injury every time they hop on their bikes. Inattentive, drowsy, and impaired drivers do not see bikers, worsening the visibility problem bikers face when they ride.
Even safe bikers who follow the rules of the road and wear all the proper riding gear face dangerous and fatal injuries because they do not have protection from vehicles that might hit them or the road.
If a Garland motorcycle accident injured you, our team can evaluate your claim and advise you on the next step to holding the negligent driver who hit you accountable for their actions.
Riding a bicycle is a rite of passage for children and an activity that many carry into adulthood. Whether riding near the lake or in one of the city’s residential areas, Garland’s pleasant weather allows cycling enthusiasts to go for a ride all year long.
However, in Texas, bicycle accidents happen so often that the state created a Share the Road program to educate students on select Texas college campuses about cycling laws and safe riding.
Students, like those at Garland’s Amberton University, need to be aware of the dangers of cycling. Additionally, small children face a higher chance of fatality if a negligent driver strikes them.
If a Garland bicycle accident injured you or your child, the personal injury attorneys at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can seek compensation for your non-economic and economic losses.
As a suburb of Dallas, Garland has numerous shopping and dining areas. Whether visiting Firewheel Town Center, a shopping mall, or one of the many boutiques or thrift stores throughout the area, Garland residents and visitors face injury when distracted or negligent motorists are on the road. The same is true for those taking leisurely walks or runs.
Pedestrians have no protection from the ground when a vehicle strikes them. If they are fortunate enough to survive an accident, they face head and chest traumas that lead to brain injuries, fractures, and dangerous neck and back injuries.
Drivers must operate their vehicles safely in the presence of pedestrians. Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, hold negligent motorists accountable when they hurt pedestrians with their careless choices.
Premises Liability Accidents
Garland property and business owners have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for visitors. They must inform visitors about any known hazards that could lead to injury and take appropriate and timely measures to fix hazards when possible.
Negligent property owners who fail to uphold their duty put visitors at risk for slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, food poisoning, and various other accidents or situations that lead to injury. Slip, and falls are the most common premises liability accidents. However, swimming pool accidents are another major concern throughout Texas.
Garland residents and visitors can suffer premises liability accident injuries at a wide range of locations, from theme parks and public swimming pools to hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls. Dog bite injuries also fall under the umbrella of premises liability accidents, even if they do not occur at the pet owner’s home or business. Our legal team can identify the party or parties liable for injuries you face when visiting another person’s home or business.
In the most severe cases, all accidents and situations above can lead to fatal injuries. Losing a loved one to a preventable accident escalates the grief that families suffer. Additionally, many families face economic distress when the loved one they lost provided some or all of the income for a household.
If someone you love died from fatal injuries due to negligence or intentional harm, you could have a viable wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for the injuries.
A lawsuit will not undo the harm, but settlement money or a jury award can help pay for expenses related to death and potentially replace lost income. The compassionate Garland personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, understand the challenges families face after losing a loved one and are here to help.
Recovering Damages After Suffering Personal Injuries
Those who fall victim to negligence have a legal right to seek compensation for damages related to their injuries.
Each case is different, but common damages people receive money for if they reach a settlement or win their case include compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance service, emergency room treatment, doctor visits, radiology, lab tests, surgery, hospitalization, and prescription medication
- Estimated future medical expenses when someone suffers a permanent injury that requires ongoing care and treatment
- Lost wages from taking time off work due to injury, hospitalization, and rehabilitation
- Estimated future lost wages when someone cannot return to work because of their injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
Your Garland personal injury lawyer will review your case and advise which damages apply.
Contact a Garland Personal Injury Lawyer Today!
If you have recently suffered injuries in Garland or the surrounding area, tell your story to one of our intake specialists to learn about the next steps to recover damages.
The legal team of Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If an accident injured you in Garland, call our office right now for a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a dime unless we win your case. Our team is available seven days per week to take your calls, so reach out to us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by clicking here.
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